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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A small projection of tissue at the base of a hair or tooth or feather; A small nipple-shaped protuberance concerned with taste, touch, or smell; (botany) a tiny outgrowth on the surface of a petal or leaf.

Usage examples (33)
  • Noun, : the papillae of the tongue
  • Really there was a papilla sense of relief coming from the president and his aides.
  • It can be easily identified by its small size and absence of a papilla on the tongue.
  • Around each papilla is a bulbous expansion, the hair bulb, from which the hair begins to grow. for more
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